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Quake rescue efforts wind down in Mexico City, with 40 to 50 still missing and 326 dead across country

Quake rescue efforts wind down in Mexico City, with 40 to 50 still missing and 326 dead across country

Rescue operations in Mexico City from Tuesday’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake have begun to dwindle as sniffer dogs sent inside collapsed buildings and thermal imaging devices turn up fewer signs of life.

At a news conference Monday, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera said rescuers are still looking for no more than 40 to 50 people amid the ruins of five buildings around the city.

Several bodies were found Monday morning, he said, most of them pulled from the remains of an office building in the neighborhood of Roma.

The death toll from the Sept. 19 earthquake stands at 326 across the country, 187 of them in Mexico City....

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